Waterford, Michigan
Pentastar Aviation named Authorized Piaggio Aero Service Center

Pentastar Aviation is now a non-exclusive Piaggio Aero Authorized Service Center. In addition to providing maintenance services and support to Piaggio Aero P.180 Avanti II aircraft, Pentastar will also act as a sales center in the Upper Mid-West for the Avanti II on Piaggio Aero’s behalf, working closely with their regional management.

“As one of the premier maintenance providers in the industry, we’re pleased to expand our range of services to meet the needs of the growing number of P.180 Avanti owners,” Pentastar President & CEO Rick Maloney said. “We have had successful service center relationships with other manufacturers in the past and we are enthusiastic about our future with Piaggio America,” Maloney said.

As part of the service center agreement, Pentastar will provide warranty maintenance and repairs for Piaggio aircraft, maintain a parts inventory and actively provide support for the Avtrak System, Piaggio’s computerized maintenance tracking program.

“We are delighted to have Pentastar join the comprehensive Piaggio Aero Authorized Service Center network bringing with them their renowned reputation for quality and customer care –which is our core focus for us with our aircraft owners” said John M Bingham President & CEO, Piaggio America. “We are also very pleased to have the opportunity for our regional sales management to work with Pentastar to introduce new aircraft sales prospects and their customer base to our incredible P180 Avanti II aircraft” Bingham went on to say.

Pentastar’s 130,000 square-foot repair station at Oakland County International Airport is home to 83 maintenance employees and features a Departure Date Guarantee for on-time completion.

For nearly 50 years, Pentastar Aviation has been a leader in the world of business aviation. Pentastar Aviation provides award-winning aircraft maintenance, aircraft management services, aviation advisors, avionics design/installation/repair and aircraft charter through Pentastar Aviation Charter, Inc. Pentastar’s repair station received Airframe Class 3 and 4 Ratings from the FAA in January 2009 and boasts one of the most expansive and well-equipped facilities in the nation. Pentastar’s world-class FBOs at Oakland County International and Van Nuys Airports provide exceptional customer service and amenities to regional, continental and global travelers. Both FBO locations are proud to offer Avfuel branded fuels. 

The Piaggio Aero P180 Avanti II aircraft was introduced to the North American market in 2006 , though the company has been making aircraft for worldwide markets since 1915. Piaggio Aero is a leading aeronautics firm in the international market and is the only company in the world that is active in the design, construction and maintenance of both aircraft and aircraft engines. Advanced technology, experience and a strong commitment to research, combined with innovative style, have resulted in the company's international success and have made it a constantly growing corporation in the business aviation and aeronautical engine sectors.